2016 Omega European Masters Betting Preview And Tips

September 1st – 4th, 2016
Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club, Switzerland
Par: 70 / Yardage: 6,848
Purse: $2.94 million with $490,500 to the winner
Defending Champion: Danny Willett 

Favourite Discussion

Matt Fitz. Still loves his Mondeo.
Defending champion Danny Willett starts as 12/1 favourite and he’ll be looking for a return to form after disappointing results in Baltusrol and Troon.  He is the horse for the course though; besides that win Danny has two top fives in Switzerland since 2012.
For me I like Matt Fitzpatrick’s chances in the WIN ONLY market at 18/1. He was second here last year to Willett and comes in off a solo fifth in Denmark last week.  Matt will tell you himself he didn’t putt well there; if he can improve his putting this week he can win.

Doc’s Top Five Players To Watch

Tyrrell Hatton 16/1

Tyrrell looking to become as famous as brother Ricky.

Watch for a big end of season run from Hatton.  Third visit to Switzerland this year and has racked up a  solo 3rd and T3 already.  Enjoyed a brilliant Summer with a T5 at The Open and T10 at the PGA Championship.  First start since.

Alex Noren 18/1

Axel Noren.
Definitely a week in which Alex will fancy a tilt at win number two of 2016 after capturing the Scottish Open this Summer.  Winner here in 2009 but hasn’t played in the event since 2012.  There have been course changes since to the 10th, 12th, 13th and 17th holes with plenty of water coming into play but nothing Alex cannot handle.

David Lipsky 33/1

Radar "I cant believe he's laying up" and then Lipsky won!

Former winner here in 2014 defeating Grame Storm in a playoff and put up a good defence (T16) last year.  On a run of form recently with a solo sixth in the Czech Republic and T3 in Denmark last week.  Good each way look.

Bradley Dredge 33/1

Is that an ipad in your pocket Bradley?
Ten years after his last win, at Crans Sur Sierre, can Bradley achieve the dream and do it again?  Back then he crushed the field by eight shots but sadly that hasn’t happened since. Came close again in 2007 and 2009 and looks to be in form coming off a solo second in Denmark last week.  The man has more scar tissue than Rocky Balboa.

Miguel Angel Jimenez 40/1

The Mechanic shows his under car pose.
Toss up for the final pick between Richie Ramsay and Miguel both 40/1 but I’m going to go with the Spaniard on form just for fun. Yes he’s playing mainly senior events in the US but at altitude in Switzerland he’s still a major threat. Missed the cut on his last visit in 2014 but from 2008 to 2013 Miguel was the man at the European Masters, never outside the top 11 and winner in 2010.  Comes in off a T2 at the US Seniors Open and showed with a T18 in Troon he can still play with the young lads. 

Long Odds Glory

Paul Dunne 80/1

The key to playing well on this course is hitting the greens in regulation; there’s no other to solve the equation.  Dunner hit 53 greens on his way to a T16 in the Czech Masters and 56 last week for a T10 finish.  One good putting week and he can have his best finish of the year.

Adrian Otaegui 80/1

Keep an eye out for Adrian this week.  A look into his T3 in Denmark revealed a T5 in fairways, T11 in greens hit and T18 in putting going -3,-6,-6 on the par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.  Those are some serious stats!!  Did well in Austria also this year.

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